The Ellbogen Foundation requires a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the grant request process. A period of time is set out before each spring and fall Board meeting when the Foundation will receive and review letters that are input into the form below. Formal grant proposals will be invited after letters are reviewed. Letters that are not received in the following form will not be shared or reviewed for formal proposal consideration. 

The Ellbogen Foundation will not have a fall 2019 grant cycle. Letters of Inquiry will be accepted for the next grant cycle in the spring 2020. The website will post dates for that cycle in late November 2019.

To download a copy of the LOI Requirements for your use before inputting content into the form, please click here: LOI Guidelines

If you have any questions about or experience technical difficulties with the LOI, please contact Becca Steinhoff:  307-575-2443 


As you generate content for the fields below, please consider the following: 

  • The Foundation values a systemic approach to problem-solving that recognizes the multidimensional nature of needs and problems as well as solutions. Partnership and collaboration is critical to achieving systems-wide and sustainable change in skills, knowledge, mindsets, behaviors and/or circumstances. 
  • The Foundations sees capacity building as an intentional, integrated process that spans every priority area to develop and invest in the future capabilities of individuals, organizations,  and communities so that they move toward sustainable, meaningful change.